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Minister Oliver Announces State of Canada's Forests Report 2012

Posted: 09/26/2012 2:37PM

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today made the following statement after the tabling of the 2012 State of Canada's Forests Report in the House of Commons by Parliamentary Secretary David Anderson. This report highlights the tangible results accomplished by the Government of Canada's support for the forest sector, helping increase energy efficiency, innovation and exports abroad.


Builders Urge to Keep U.S.-Canada Lumber Pact a Bilateral Issue

Posted: 09/24/2012 7:47PM

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today called on the U.S. government to avoid using the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP) as a means of renegotiating the U.S.-Canadian softwood lumber agreement prior to its 2015 expiration date.


Lowe's Ends Effort To Buy Canadian Home Improvement Chain RONA

By Bill Esler Posted: 09/17/2012 2:55PM

Lowe’s gave up on its attempt to acquire RONA after meeting resistance from the Montreal-based home improvement chain's board and local political figures.


Protech/Oxyplast Acquires Innotek Powder Coatings

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/17/2012 11:55AM

The Protech/Oxyplast Group of Montreal will acquired the powder coating business and manufacturing assets of Innotek Powder Coatings, Big Spring, TX..




Canada’s WMS Returns to the International Centre in 2013

By Rich Christianson Posted: 09/16/2012 8:43AM

The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS), Canada’s national woodworking show, is returning by popular demand to the International Centre, mere minutes from Toronto’s Pearson International, October 24-26, 2013.


UBC First Canadian University to Make Clean Energy from Biofuel

Posted: 09/13/2012 9:53AM

Today, the University of British Columbia officially opened a pioneering $34-million clean energy facility, making it Canada’s first university – and one of a few institutions worldwide – to produce both clean heat and electricity for its campus from renewable bioenergy.


Canada Housing Starts Jump 8% in August

By Rich Christianson Posted: 09/11/2012 7:45PM

Canadian housing starts, fueled by huge high-rise-living project in the Toronto area, climbed 8.1% to a seasonally adjusted average of 224,900 units in August, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).


Uniboard Canada Sold to Kaycan in Cash Deal

By Bill Esler Posted: 09/05/2012 10:42PM

Pfleiderer Canada Inc., parent of engineered wood products firm Uniboard Canada Inc., will sell its particleboard, MDF, thermally fused melamine and laminate flooring facilities to Kaycan Ltd., of Montreal.


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